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Jewelry Settings

Learn about the metal settings used in fine gemstone jewelry.

Jewelry Nomenclature: Gem Earrings

Earrings are available in many styles. Learn to identify the most popular types of metal and gem earrings and the parts that comprise these jewelry…

Jewelry Nomenclature: Gem Rings

Though rings may come in many styles, gem cutters will regularly encounter a few common types of gem rings. Learn how to identify these popular designs.…

Jewelry Nomenclature: Gem Settings

Jewelry designers and consumers can pick from many different gem settings. Learn the names and uses of common and speciality settings for any type…

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